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    Latest launch from PVM is category-first: 14 flavours Mentos Discovery

    Confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle is leading innovation in the field once again with Mentos Discovery, which offers a category-first 14 different flavour sweets in one roll. It’s “fruitful” timing for a new launch, with Mentos Sweets now a £33.4m brand and up 43.7 per cent in the latest twelve weeks.

    Mixed fruit flavours dominate the Hard Chews Sweets category, worth £71m in L52w, with re-cent research proving there is a burgeoning appetite among sweet eaters for exotic flavours. Mentos Discovery is primed to break new ground in the category with 14 flavours including passion fruit, lychee, blueberry, blackcurrant, lime, strawberry, raspberry, orange, lemon, watermelon, banana, grape, cherry and pineapple.

    Latest launch from PVM is category-first: 14 flavours Mentos Discovery

    Mentos Discovery is perfect for a social sharing occasion, embracing the joy and excitement of trying new flavours, and perhaps guessing the flavour of each fruity treat. The Mentos Dis-covery launch will be supported over the summer with a £1m, 360 above-the-line campaign, and further amplified via PR, OOH, social media and a paid influencer programme.

    “Research shows that a younger audience is more experimental and actively seek more inno-vative flavours,” said Brand Manager Sarah du Plessis. “Flavour really is at the heart of the Mentos brand, so we are perfectly positioned to deliver this. Mentos Discovery is an opportuni-ty to drive further appeal among younger audiences while offering something new for our ex-isting fans, helping to disrupt the stale everyday with fresh fun!

    “We’ve put a lot of thought into the flavour variety to ensure we were truly offering something unique. Vegan-friendly Mentos Discovery allows consumers to say Yes to Fresh and embrace fruity goodness from the crunchy outer shell right through to the chewy centre.

    “After the success of limited-edition Mentos Fanta – winner of Product of the Year 2023 and a twice-extended production run due to popular demand – we know that this latest innovation from Perfetti Van Melle is really set to hit the sweet spot with our consumers.”

    Roll out will commence in Spring with single and three-roll pack available to convenience.

    • 1 Roll (37.5g) = 65p
    • 3MP RSP (3 x 37.5g) = £1.25

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